Strength & Service Series Events

About Our Strength & Services Series

Our Strength & Service Series is an interactive virtual webinar series designed to help our member organizations nationwide stay in the know on new and evolving practices and resources, curating a broad line-up of topics and subject matter expertise. A gathering of the best minds in our space, the series is focused on leveraging the opportunities in today’s uncertain world—all with the goal of helping move your organization forward.

By drawing on the expertise of external thought leaders and our member organizations’ own lessons learned, we’re able to share tailored content and facilitate deeper connections to offer innovative solutions in a safe and trusting space. Below is information for each session, which includes a link to a page with registration information and resources.

STRENGTH & SERVICE SERIES


Past Events

Reimagining Diversity in the Workplace

December 6, 2022

“Diversity is the art of thinking independently together.” Are you looking for ways to increase your cultural awareness, inclusion skills and diversity dexterity while leveraging current best practices for leading your organization toward inclusive excellence? Join us for a new series of webinars, “Reimagining Diversity in the Workplace,” with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) expert […]

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Bridging the Great Health Divide: The Linkage Between Nutrition Security and Health Equity

October 7, 2022

Join Dr. Sara Bleich, the first Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service, as she challenges us to examine nutrition security and how it relates to health equity. In this virtual session, Dr. Bleich will explore how the USDA is working to promote […]

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Navigating Choppy Waters: A Leadership Discussion on Financial Pressures & Innovative Practices

August 4, 2022

Today’s economic pressures are clearly impacting senior living provider organizations, threatening long-term sustainability. From soaring workforce costs, increased expenses for supplies, capital investments, and construction costs that are growing monthly, the rising costs of doing business are forcing many organizations to rethink their business model. Following some initial sector updates from Dan Hermann and Lisa […]

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Moving from Ally to Accomplice — Exploring What It Takes To Do Real Diversity Work

July 20, 2022

Join Monica F. Cox, Ph.D., a disruptor, trailblazer, change agent, author and leader as she challenges us to explore moving beyond allyship to accomplice, actively working together to institutionalize equity! In this 90-minute virtual session, Dr. Cox will lead an interactive workshop exploring: Personal and collective approaches to engage in authentic, sustained conversations about diversity, […]

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Cyber Ready — Is Your Organization Prepared to Combat The Next Cyber Attack?

July 13, 2022

Cyber-attacks continue to plague the health and human services industry. The board of directors and regulatory authorities expect your organization to be prepared. Join this session to learn about the latest trends in attacks, key risk management tactics, latest regulatory and insurance changes, and the playbook of incident response. Back by popular demand, Alexandra Bretschneider, […]

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Technology Innovations Looking Forward . . . Workforce Efficiencies and Client Experience

June 21, 2022

How are Lutheran Services in America members using technology to reduce their operational complexities? And can it improve the client experience? Join us to hear from colleagues across the network describe how paperless integrated care management seamlessly connects siloed healthcare providers and vendors to remove common roadblocks that limit high-quality patient care. Benefits include improved […]

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The CEO and the Board: The Art of Governance as a Competitive Advantage

June 15, 2022

This webinar, featuring Dr. Kurt Senske and sponsored by Lutheran Church Extension Fund, is designed to help organizational leaders adapt their governance model to be a competitive advantage. Learn how leaders and their boards can create an evolving, adaptive model of governance to implement a governance model that forges a path to organizational success.

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Mind the Gap: Recruiting and Retaining to Fill Important Hiring Shortages

June 2, 2022

As the country rebounds from the pandemic, front-line workers are continuing to battle stress and burnout. Increased competition means that some are choosing other jobs, while others are choosing not to return to the workforce. Lutheran social ministry organizations, and in particular senior care facilities, are facing high staffing shortages while demand for care increases. […]

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Leveraging Resources to Support Employee Mental Health

May 25, 2022

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month (Hosted by Portico) Stressors at home, in the workplace, and in the world can lead to burnout and frustration in the workplace as well as increased employee turnover and absenteeism. Kari Erickson and Jess Smith of Learn to Live, a Portico Benefit Services partner supporting emotional health, will share […]

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Innovative Ways to Engage Technology in Your Senior Living Community

May 5, 2022

iN2L shared their innovative and timely research on the impact of COVID-19 on social isolation and quality of life of older adults. The programming includes a live demonstration of iN2L and the ways communities are enabling seniors to share conversations and experiences with each other, their caregivers and family members, regardless of cognitive or physical […]

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